Podcast: 5 Teams With Solid Drafts - Pat Kirwan (audio)
What’s my criteria for saying a team did well? For starters, I’ve got to love their first-round pick. If I don’t love their top pick, forget it. Second, their Day 2 picks should at least look to be probable starters. Lastly, they need to get at least one guy on Day 3 who is an interesting prospect for some reason or another.
Will Chargers develop new talent into winners? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Teaching and attention to detail, former Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard used to say, separate the best coaching staffs from their competitors. In 1991 after dismissing head coach Dan Henning, he lauded the teaching prowess of new head coach Bobby Ross and his aides, notably defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger.
Evaluating the Defense with DC John Pagano - Ricky Henne
We were looking for high quality leaders. We want guys who react fast. We don’t want guys who have to overthink out there, but (instead are) reacting and playing fast. We got quality players not only on the field, but quality guys in the locker room. That’s what you see in guys like Brandon Mebane, who comes in and wants to communicate with his teammates about what he’s learned as a veteran. How to do things.
Ranking every club's 2016 NFL Draft haul: Teams 1-4 - Lance Zierlein
It's hard to find fault with what the Chargers did in the first two rounds, as they attacked needs with top-rated players. Along the way, the Chargers found a punter, a starting center and an explosive linebacker in Jatavis Brown whom some evaluators believe can become a draft steal if the Chargers have a plan for him.
Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft - Todd McShay (insider)
McGlinchey, who's the cousin of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, thrived in his first full-time season as a starter at right tackle last year. And with Ronnie Stanley gone, he'll take over the left tackle role in 2016, putting his natural athleticism and 6-foot-7½ frame to good use.